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The following post was contributed by one of our Revit Technical Specialists, Chris Aquino. (The telltale sign: I have never and will never use the word, "Hark" ). Much appreciated, Chris :-). Looks like we have a great candidate for... Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2011 at The Revit Clinic
OK, so maybe the situation isn't as bad as all that, but the new Properties Palette feature in Revit 2011 has introduced some behavior that has caused some frustration among Revit MEP users, if not all Revit users. In short,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2010 at The Revit Clinic
One of the enhancements included in Revit MEP 2011 to help improve overall performance was a settting to turn off the electrical load calculations for spaces. You can get to this settng by clicking on the Manage tab, selecting Electrical... Continue reading
Posted Nov 25, 2010 at The Revit Clinic
Thank you for the comments and link, Patrick!
Fewer things in life are more frustrating then when you think you have all the bases covered, and yet you’ve overlooked the obvious. Here’s a real-life example: A friend of mine owned a lawn mower that would not start. So... Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2010 at The Revit Clinic
This is to notify all Revit MEP 2010 users that a hotfix has been provided to deal with an issue where circuit data was lost or modified when users performed a save to central. The link and instructions for the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2010 at The Revit Clinic
Let me start by first congratulating Daniel Cohen of Environmental Systems Design ( for being first to provide the correct answer to the quiz. As a reward, Daniel, you get to have your name set to an Arial 18 bold,... Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2010 at The Revit Clinic
Please take a look at the following illustration: There are two vertical ducts coming from the mechanical equipment, yet only one of the ducts appears in plan view. Why is that? Please download the model (2010 or 2011 version), and... Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2010 at The Revit Clinic
As many of you have seen, read or experienced, Revit MEP 2011 includes some great new features and improvements. We'll be hitting on as many of these as possible during the next few weeks/months. Of all disciplines, I'm sure the... Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2010 at The Revit Clinic
The following is an excerpt from a conversation that I've had with my wife at least three times in the last six months: Me (yelling): "Has anyone seen my sunglasses? I just had them! If anyone took them, so help... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2010 at The Revit Clinic
Some users have experienced an issue where an error occurs when loading certain air terminal families in Revit MEP and selecting one or more types from the type catalog. As shown below, the error reads "Can't Make Type", followed by... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2010 at The Revit Clinic
Autodesk's customers regularly have licensing and installation questions, especially around the annual product release cycle. It can be frustrating for users who are excited about firing up the latest version to experience problems installing and activating the software. In an... Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2010 at The Revit Clinic
Many Revit users and manufacturers creating content are taking advantage of the ability to include a Type Catalog with their loadable families. In short, a Type Catalog is a text file that contains parameters and specifies values for mutiple family... Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2010 at The Revit Clinic
It is not uncommon for electrical devices or light fixtures to be part of two circuits. Since many of the out-of-the-box Revit MEP devices and lights only contain a single electrical connector, users will add a second connector in order... Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2010 at The Revit Clinic
Does this error look familiar to any of you using Revit MEP? Typically this error occurs when running Revit MEP on Windows Vista and usually when drawing duct or converting flex duct to rigid duct. Without getting too technical, the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2010 at The Revit Clinic
One of our sister blog sites (Inside the Factory) had this interesting article and video regarding the RDB Link feature in Revit. Thought it would be helpful to repost it here for our viewers as well: This post marks the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2010 at The Revit Clinic
A known limitation, and often raised issue by Revit MEP users, is the inability to have individual MEP Systems end up on separate layers when exporting to CAD drawings. Instead, all elements of the same category, regardless of the system... Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2009 at The Revit Clinic